Gynaecological Scans

Certain symptoms benefit from an pelvic and/or abdominal ultrasound scan to enable your consultant to see any possible internal issue. At the Surrey Park Clinic we offer a private scanning service for your peace of mind.

Common reasons for having a gynaecology scan include:

Types of scan:

Transvaginal scan of the pelvis (TVS)

This involves placing a small probe the size of a tampon into the vagina. This should not be painful. The TVS is performed with an empty bladder which must be emptied no more than 30 minutes prior to examination.

Please note a TVS scan cannot be performed on a patient who is virgo intacta (hymen intact). Patients under 20 years of age will have an external Transabdominal Scan instead.

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Transabdominal Scan of the Pelvis (TA Scan)

A full bladder is required for this scan so you will be advised to drink 1 pint of water 1 hour prior to your scan.

The Sonographer will look at:

  • The position and size of the uterus making sure no fibroids are present.
  • The thickness of the lining of the womb called the endometrium.
  • The size of the ovaries, presence of any ovarian cysts and possibility of PCOS.
  • Presence and location Of IUCD (coil) if relevant.


Abdominal Scan

You will be required to fast for 8 hours prior to examination
If you have a morning appointment then nothing to eat after 12 midnight.
If you have an afternoon appointment e.g. after 2pm then you may have breakfast finishing no later than 7am.If you are diabetic, please inform our staff at the time of  booking to ensure that you are given a morning appointment.

The Sonographer will look at:

  • Liver, bile ducts ,gallbladder, pancreas, both kidneys and spleen. (We do not look at the stomach or bowel.)
  • You will be given a written report on the sonographer’s findings.
  • Extra copies can be given to show your GP/Consultant.

Related topics: Scan Price Guide

Book your ultrasound scan today - no referral required

Ultrasound scans are available same-day at the Surrey Park Clinic (subject to availability). If you require a scan at short notice, as a second opinion or for your peace of mind we can help.
To book your appointment call 01483 454 016 or complete the enquiry form: